The United States Space Force may have a somewhat silly name, but it's very, very real. And it just launched a semi-secret mission into space.
The fourth largest piece of space debris ever re-entered the earth's atmosphere yesterday and made a splash just off the coast of Africa. Narrowly missing some major landmarks in its path, this piece of a rocket could have caused some major damage.
This month Jupiter is entering conjunction which means it's the last chance this year to catch a glimpse of the largest planet in our solar system.
Three cheers for the Hubble! First launched in 1990 aboard the Space Shuttle Discovery, the storied space telescope is celebrating is thirtieth year in lonely orbit around the Earth.
Scientists may have discovered the location of an ancient buried crater, a result of a meteorite that barreled into the Earth some 800,000 years ago.
The 2020 Nobel Prize in Physics is being awarded to scientists to have dedicated their careers to the study of black holes.
Astronomers from Lowell Observatory in Flagstaff, Arizona celebrate the 30th Anniversary of the Hubble Space Telescope with personal stories from their research.
It's time to say goodbye to the mini-moon that's no bigger than your car.
When we think of an ocean, we don't necessarily think of Pluto. If we can’t see the liquid water, why do astronomers think it’s there?
What’s your favorite planet? Before you decide, here are some key facts about each of the candidates.
The Crab Nebula sits 6,500 light-years away, and is currently about 11 light-years across. But while it looks pretty from afar, don’t give in to the temptation to visit it up close.
There's something really, really big in the middle of our Milky Way galaxy — one of the largest structures ever observed in the region, in fact.
Gold had to come to Earth from somewhere, right? So why not outer space?
With the evolution of reusable rockets through commercial companies such as SpaceX and Blue Origin, the cost of space exploration is decreasing. Learn more about today's "space race."
First, some background. A huge collaboration of astronomers is currently busy spending some hard-won cash to build the world’s largest radio telescope array, called the Square Kilometre Array.